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With the increased prominence of social media and technology, professional development for teachers has become even more important in order to stay on the right side of the curve. It used to be that we improved our practice by commiserating with our immediate colleagues and maybe went to a conference or a seminar. Now it’s vastly different, where “colleagues” can live half-way around the world and can contribute ideas to our own development.

In this week’s episode, Dave talks to Sandy Kendell, who helps teachers in her school district with their own professional development. She talks about the role social media has played in her work and in her own development as well. She also talks about how the use of more varied educational technologies over the last 10-20 years has enabled teachers to enhance their teaching practices. She’s a wonderful person to follow on Twitter if you’re interested in keeping up with all of this.

In addition to Sandy, there are many other great things to listen for. We explain our host rotation, talk about what “learning apps” meant to us when we were in school, and so much more.

We’d love your feedback on anything. Email us at podcast.eplt@ubc.ca

Find us on iTunes, (or just search for EPLT or Down the Hall in the podcast section of iTunes)

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Just a note that the views expressed in the podcast are those of the hosts and guests, and not necessarily the views of either EPLT or the Faculty of Education at UBC.

To access all the links mentioned in this episode, please go to our blog page.

Down the Hall - Episode 36 (36:34)

Time Stamps

00:11 | Introduction
06:22 | Interview – Social media, technology, and development

Interview with Sandy Kendell

31:25 | What’s Happening in EPLT?

To access all the links mentioned in this episode, please go to our blog page.

Credits

Our theme  music |  ”Digital Stop” by The Sediment Club and “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent, both through a Creative Commons license.

Bumper music

Selection 1 | “Road to Lisdoonvarna Set Jig” by Brigan Ensemble

Selection 2 | “Jigger (Traditional Goes Rock)” by vvmusic

All selections thanks to Creative Commons licensing.

Direct download: DTH_-_Ep_36_-_Final.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 1:18pm PDT
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Virtual learning commons are one way that we can facilitate student learning by giving them the tools that they need to succeed in their studies. Many of them are set up by teachers for students in their classrooms, but why can’t an institute set one up to help all of its students?

That’s a question that Michele Brannon-Hamilton, a graduate of the Master of Educational Technology program, asked herself as she worked her way through it. Using what she learned in the program, she is now working on developing just such a commons for her college. Michele joins us this week to give some insight into what she’s doing, as well as to give a student’s perspective to life in the MET program. What should you expect going into it? What can you do with it? And just how much time you should plan to spend on your studies. While the deadline for September applications may be almost past, this will be very useful for those of you who are thinking of applying to the program in the future and just not sure what your experience will be like.

In other business, you’ll hear the results of our theme song contest! Which host will have their hopes crushed? And which one will be elated? Listen and find out.

All of this, and Clickers! What are clickers? You’ll have to listen to find that out too. We can’t make it too easy for you, can we?

We’d love your feedback on anything. Email us at podcast.eplt@ubc.ca

Find us on iTunes, (or just search for EPLT or Down the Hall in the podcast section of iTunes)

And we are now on Stitcher and Blackberry Podcasts too! So you can take us with you no matter what phone you have. Just search for EPLT or Down the Hall on your Stitcher or Blackberry Podcast app if you don’t currently have access to the web.

Just a note that the views expressed in the podcast are those of the hosts and guests, and not necessarily the views of either EPLT or the Faculty of Education at UBC.

To access all links mentioned in this episode, please go to our blog page.

Down the Hall - Episode 35 (22:58)

Time Stamps

00:12 | Introduction
06:01 | Interview – a Virtual Learning Commons and the MET program

Interview with Michele Brannon-Hamilton

20:44 | What’s Happening in EPLT?

To access all links mentioned in this episode, please go to our blog page.

Credits

Our theme  music |  ”Digital Stop” by The Sediment Club and “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent, both through a Creative Commons license.

Bumper music

Selection 1 | “Crazy Train” by Dickey F

Selection 2 | “Stomping Around the Corner” by Persson

All selections thanks to Creative Commons licensing.

Direct download: DTH_-_Ep_35_-_Final.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 1:10pm PDT
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